The home improvement job should have cost $2,450. Authorities say only $1,200 was done.
But a Northampton County man allegedly convinced a senior citizen to sign an $18,700 contract, and actually collected $24,350 from the woman over about a month last fall, according to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.
Now authorities are looking for Mark M. Harrison, 32, of the first block of North Country Club Road in Allen Township. He is wanted on charges of theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and three counts of home improvement fraud — all second-degree counts because the victim, a Kunkletown resident, was over 60 years old.
Fugitives of the week July 29, 2017
Harrison was not licensed as a contractor and used the name of a legitimate company without permission, the DA’s office said in a news release.
Harrison previously resided in Beaver Spring, Pa.; Winfield, Pa.; and Seaford Del., the release says. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Chief Detective Eric Kerchner at 570-517-3052.
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